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the obama administration -- >> the president said he'd cut the deficit in half. unfortunately, he doubled it. trillion-dollar deficits for the last four years. >> when romney accuses the president of doubling a deficit, he's stretching the truth a bit. obama inherited a $1.2 trillion deficit when he came into office. you in the president increased that to $1.4 trillion deficit, but the deficits have stayed just under that. they've stayed very high, but they've been just under that for the next couple of years. he hasn't doubled it. >> reporter: these were just a few of the misleading claims flagged by fact check. and they may have found sounded familiar. >> as facts checkers, we've heard these claims over and over again. there wasn't a whole lot new in last night's debate. >> reporter: don't be surprised when you hear similar claims in the remaining debates. one topic that will surely come up again, the alleged $5 trillion tax cut in governor romney's plan. it's important to note there is no $5 trillion estimate. a nonpartisan tax policy center only forecast cuts for one year under romney's
talked about cutting tacks for the middle class. obviously the obama administration takes issue with it and says it isn't true. do you think this could be enough, if mitt romney could make the case for him to win the election? >> i think it's a very important point. remember why he wants to have the tax reform he wants. it's to make sure that the united states grows better than we've seen in the past four years. and what mr. romney is trying to say is, look, we have all these people out of work. we have all these people with jobs whose incomes are not growing. let's lower rates, broaden the base, be respectful of the middle class and the deficit by but have a better tax policy in place. it's good positions for him. the president can't even get the first step right. instead of lowering rates and broadening the base, he is insisting on raising taxes. that's a bit of a tough sell right now. it was the same president who, in 2010, said we can't afford to raise taxes on anyone. the economy is too weak. we're growing faster then than we are now. >> how big an issue could it be for dem
the idea that the labor department is cooking these numbers to help president obama. people said that during the bush administration too. they accused the bush administration of doing that. it is just not true. doesn't happen that way. and i think people need to have a real debate over the argument and not a cartoon debate about somehow darkened conspiracies with the number. >> so the discussion will happen on the sunday shows whether or not the week was about the president's performance in the debate, or this economic data. which wins? which one is more important? >> you know, the debate was seen by tens of millions of people. i think that's important. i've said all along during the campaign, the jobless numbers have been hyped in their importance because people are living in this economy. they feel what's happening to their lives and their own prospects. this is good news for the president but doesn't change what voters already know about their own lives and the prospects for their kids to get ahead, the prospects for them to get jobs if they don't have jobs now. i wouldn't ove
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